Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Hey there! Today, I want to share with you a simple guide on how to install Showbox on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. With Showbox, you can enjoy your favorite movies and TV shows on the big screen, all from the comfort of your own home. So let’s dive right in and get started!

Step 1: Prepare Your Fire TV Stick

First things first, make sure your Fire TV Stick is ready to go. Connect it to your TV’s HDMI port and plug it into a power source. Once it’s powered up, navigate to the Settings menu and select “Device” or “My Fire TV.” From there, choose “Developer Options” and enable the “Apps from Unknown Sources” option. This allows you to install apps from outside the Amazon Appstore.

Step 2: Download the Showbox APK

Now that your Fire TV Stick is all set up, it’s time to download the Showbox APK. Don’t worry, it’s just a fancy name for the installation file. You can easily find the latest version of the Showbox APK online by doing a quick search. Once you’ve found a reliable source, download the file onto your computer or directly on your Fire TV Stick.

Step 3: Install the Showbox APK

Alright, now that you have the Showbox APK on your Fire TV Stick, let’s install it! If you downloaded the file on your computer, transfer it to a USB drive and connect the drive to your Fire TV Stick using an OTG cable. Alternatively, if you downloaded the APK directly on your Fire TV Stick, move on to the next step.

Open the “File” app on your Fire TV Stick and navigate to the folder where you saved the Showbox APK. Once you find it, select the file and choose the “Install” option. Sit back and relax while the installation process takes place. When it’s done, you can access Showbox from your Fire TV Stick’s home screen.

Step 4: Start Watching!

Congratulations! Showbox is now installed on your Amazon Fire TV Stick. You’re just one step away from enjoying a world of entertainment. Launch the app from your home screen and explore the vast library of movies and TV shows. You can browse through different genres, search for specific titles, and even download content to watch later. The choice is yours!


Installing Showbox on your Amazon Fire TV Stick is a breeze, and it opens up a whole new world of entertainment possibilities. With just a few simple steps, you’ll have access to countless movies and TV shows, right at your fingertips. So grab your popcorn, kick back, and enjoy the show!

How To Install Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick

The Amazon Fire Stick and Fire TV are two of the best streaming boxes available today. They offer great value for your money. Amazon has done a fantastic job of reinventing their software, and they’ve even added the ability to use Alexa with the voice remote. The Fire Stick can handle almost any type of entertainment you throw at it. It has a wide range of applications, including Netflix, YouTube, Hulu, and even Plex for streaming your own videos. Plus, since it runs on a modified version of Android with Amazon’s custom software, you have the freedom to take advantage of all the perks that Android offers. The Fire Stick is a powerful and versatile device.

By using the Fire Stick or Fire TV on their own, and also utilizing Android to install unofficial software, Showbox users can quickly get the app up and running. Showbox is an unofficial Android application that isn’t available on either the Play Store or the Amazon Appstore. It hosts TV shows and movies from around the world and is compatible with most Android devices. However, users need to download the official APK from Showbox’s website. Showbox is a controversial app because it hosts pirated content, which is why it has been removed from both the Play Store and Amazon’s app store.

It’s important to note that using this software carries a significant risk, as it may violate copyright laws. TechJunkie does not support or condone piracy. However, it can still be helpful to know how to install unlisted apps like Showbox on your Fire Stick, just to understand the process. With that said, let’s now look at how to install Showbox, or any other Android app, on your Amazon Fire Stick or Fire TV.

Installing Showbox on your Fire Stick

Showbox is not available on Google or Amazon’s app stores, and it likely never will be due to its association with piracy. Official app stores have banned the app from being listed because it violates their terms of service. However, unlike iOS, Android allows apps to be sideloaded onto devices. So, since we can use the Showbox APK to install the app on any Android device, we can also use the same APK to get it running on the Fire Stick. In this guide, we will be using the newest 2018 Fire Stick with Alexa, and the screenshots are taken from Fire OS version and Fire TV Home version, which feature the updated 2017 user interface.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Getting Your Device Ready for Sideloading Apps

To begin the installation process, we need to make sure your device is set up to install apps from sources that haven’t been approved by Amazon. If you’ve used an Android phone or tablet before, this might sound familiar to you. Even if you’re not familiar with Android, don’t worry – Amazon’s Fire OS makes it easy to find the settings you need. Here’s how to do it:

First, wake up your Fire TV device and hold down the Home button on your Fire TV remote. This will bring up the quick actions menu on your TV screen. In this menu, you’ll see four different options for your Fire TV: apps, sleep mode, mirroring, and settings. Choose the settings option to access your preferences.

Another way to access the settings menu is by going to the home screen of your Fire TV. Once there, scroll all the way to the right along the top menu and select the settings option.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

To begin, I want you to press the down arrow on your remote. This will take you to the settings menu of your display. Now, here’s an interesting thing about Fire OS: it has a slightly different setup for its settings menu. Instead of scrolling up and down, you’ll need to scroll from left to right. So, go ahead and scroll through the settings menu until you find the options for “Device.” Once you’ve found it, hit the center button on your remote to load the device settings.

Now, I know that for most users, these options might not be the most exciting. They’re mostly there for things like restarting your device or putting it to sleep. But, hang on, there’s one option here that we need to change before we can move forward. It’s called “Developer Options” and you’ll find it as the second option from the top, right after “About.” Click on it.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

When it comes to Fire OS, Developer Options only offers two settings – ADB debugging and Apps from Unknown Sources. Let me explain what these settings do. ADB debugging allows you to connect to Android Debug Bridge over your network. You don’t need ADB debugging to install Showbox or any other app, but we’ll need it for a tool later on. So go ahead and enable it now. Once that’s done, scroll down to the setting below ADB and press the center button. This will allow your device to install apps from sources other than the Amazon Appstore. It’s an important step if we want to sideload Showbox onto our device. You may see a warning that downloading apps from external sources can be risky. Just click OK on the prompt and press the Home button on your remote to go back to the home screen.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Getting the Showbox APK on Your Device

If you want to download Showbox on your Android device, you’ll need the APK file from Showbox’s website. An APK is like an executable file on Windows (.exe) that lets you install software. Android uses .apk files to install apps without using a market app store. This method works for any APK, not just Showbox, and it’s pretty much the same for all applications. Even if your Amazon Fire Stick has a custom version of Android with its own app store and limitations, as long as the underlying operating system is Android, we can sideload apps and get Showbox or any other app on your device.

But first, we need to be able to download apps onto your Fire Stick. Amazon doesn’t include a browser with the device, so you’ll need to download a third-party app that lets you use URLs on your Fire Stick, just like you would on a phone or tablet. Although there’s no specific browser app in the App Store, there is an app that allows you to download content directly to your device.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

If you want to download something, you can easily do so using the search function or Alexa on your Fire Stick remote. In the past, we would have recommended using Downloader for various apps, but for Showbox specifically, we’ll need to use a different file downloader called ES File Explorer. To get started, simply hit the download button on the Amazon Appstore listing for ES File Explorer to add the app to your device.

Once we’re done with the installation process, you can go ahead and uninstall the app if you don’t want to keep it on your Fire Stick. No need to worry!

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Once the app is done installing, go ahead and tap the Open button on the app listing. This will launch ES File Explorer on your device. You might encounter a few messages and alerts about updates to the app along the way, just keep tapping through them until you see the main display. The app comes with a variety of handy tools, all neatly organized on the left side of the screen. You’ll find a browser, a file system, settings, and more. However, the key feature of the app can be found in the left-side panel. To access it, use the arrow buttons on your remote to navigate to “Tools,” and then select “Download Manager.”

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

When you open the Download Manager field in this app, you’ll need to use your cursor to highlight “New” at the bottom of the screen. It can be a little tricky to navigate, so I recommend scrolling all the way down the left panel and then selecting “New.” Press the center button on your remote and a new field for your app will open. In this field, we need to enter the URL for the app into the Path section. Type in the following:

Once you’ve typed that in, press “Next” on your keyboard and then choose a “Name.” This is just for giving the file a name before it gets added to your device, and you can enter anything you’d like here. We chose “ABC” because it was quick, but the choice is up to you.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Alright, just click on “Download Now” and we’ll get you connected to the server to start the download. This special link will bring you to a Google Drive-hosted file, thanks to the helpful folks at the r/showbox subreddit. They make sure that the app is safe and up to date. The Showbox installation package is about 40MB in total, so depending on your internet speed, it might take up to thirty seconds to download on your device. Once it’s finished downloading, you’ll see a prompt asking you to choose how to open the app. Make sure you select “Package installer” from the list of options.

Installing Showbox on Your Device

Now that you have the APK file downloaded on your device, the next step is to actually install Showbox. When the installation display for Showbox pops up on your screen, you’ll see some information about the app’s access. If you’ve installed APKs on Android devices before, this will look familiar, but it has an Amazon theme. Use your device’s remote to highlight and select the “Install” button, and let your device do its thing. Keep in mind that Showbox is a pretty big app, so it might take a little while for it to install correctly on your device.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Once the installation is complete on your device, you’ll receive a small notification in the bottom-right corner of your display. This notification will let you know that you can press the menu button to open Showbox on your device. Alternatively, you can simply hit the “Open” button on the installation display to automatically open Showbox. The app will open right on your screen, just like we’ve seen on other Android devices. It can be used by everyone who uses the device. You’ll find the app listed in your regular app folder on the device, and inside the recents tab where it’s easy to browse through.

But there’s a big issue with Showbox on the Fire Stick and Fire TV: you won’t be able to use your remote to move around the interface. This means you won’t be able to browse through Showbox’s selection of videos. Unfortunately, the app wasn’t designed to work with external control systems. Without a “touch-based interface” to interact with Showbox, it’s difficult to use the app on your TV.

Thankfully, we still have some options.

Using Mouse Controls to Browse Showbox

As far as we can tell, there’s only one option for controlling Showbox on your Fire Stick. There are other applications that allow you to control your computer’s mouse, but there’s only one app that specifically works with Showbox and Fire TV. This app is called Mouse Toggle for Fire TV. It works with your remote to provide a cursor on your TV screen, allowing you to imitate a touchscreen. Unfortunately, Mouse Toggle for Fire TV is not free. It costs $2.99 to download and use. The good news is that it’s available on both iOS and Android, and it’s easy to set up.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

After you’ve installed the app on your device, make sure that you’ve enabled ADB debugging in your settings. We talked about how to do this earlier in the guide; it’s in the developer settings, where we also allowed installing apps from sources outside the official store. If you haven’t done that yet, you’ll need to do it now. Now, what you do next depends on whether you’re using the iOS or Android version of the app; but regardless, you should follow the tutorial.

To begin, you’ll need to choose the Fire TV or Fire Stick device you want to use the app with. The Mouse Toggle app has this option in its settings menu. Our screenshots are from the Android version, and you can see that the app shows the “Select Device” option in the menu that slides out from the left side of the screen. Once you’ve selected your device, tap on the “Install Fire TV App” button, which you can find in either the app’s menu or in the Mouse Toggle tutorial. This will send the necessary application to your device for controlling the Fire Stick. You’ll see a progress bar on your screen.

Installing Showbox on an Amazon Fire TV Stick: A Step-by-Step Guide

Once you’ve finished downloading the app, you can go back to your Fire Stick or Fire TV. Open the newly installed application on your device using your regular remote. Now, let’s make a few adjustments to get everything working smoothly:

  • Enable the mouse service: This will allow the app to function properly on your Fire Stick and enable your Mouse Toggle application.
  • Auto start the mouse service on device start-up: It’s not necessary, but recommended for a seamless experience. This will ensure the app runs in the background as soon as your Fire Stick or Fire TV starts up.
  • ADB Settings: If you haven’t enabled ADB Developer options in the settings menu yet, there’s a helpful link you can click to take you there.

Once you’re done with the adjustments, grab your Fire TV remote and double-tap the Play/Pause button. This will activate the mouse mode on your remote, allowing you to move a cursor up and down the screen using the arrow buttons. The select button acts as a left-click, and the menu and fast forward buttons act as scroll up and scroll down, respectively. To switch back to remote mode, simply single-tap the Play/Pause button. Keep in mind that you only need to use mouse mode for non-Fire TV-compatible applications like Showbox.

Showbox isn’t the right app for everyone. It’s considered piracy for most of its content, and when you stream or download pirated material over your home network, your ISP may track your information and send you a notice about the use of illicit content. Even with a VPN, piracy is still against copyright law in most countries. However, knowing how to install Showbox or any other non-Fire application can be useful, as well as being able to use your Fire remote as a mouse when browsing through content. It may seem strange to use your remote as a mouse, but understanding how to adjust core settings on your Fire Stick or Fire TV can be really handy. Just be cautious when using apps like Showbox that offer pirated content, and make sure you understand how to make the most of your $39 device.

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